Calling Up Constance

Enter the sixth lady (Edith) Constance Holme (Punchard) “The sea was always there and though it came quietly perhaps and inoffensively there would be many a night when it would come like a beast of prey, ravening its path between narrow shores, devouring the watery desert.” Constance Holme “The Lonely Plough” The last woman to enter the landscape has written …

Mill Mechanics: cul-de-sacs, avenues and the baking of bread

I made the film Tree Fall which I tried out on Audrey Steeley (Manager at Heron Corn Mill), Nell Dale (Visual Artist) and my students (Manchester University Devising Module). You may be able to view it here soon. The digression into workmen’s  activities became the focus this February working on the project at Heron Corn Mill.  It will  form  Mill …

Saints, Bones and Body Parts

This image does not come from Cumbria, it comes from Norfolk and is in the grounds of Gressenhall Workhouse, not too far from the location of the paupers’ unmarked graves in the apple orchard there. The Resting Place of the Disappeared   I have been studying the lives of the saints this week whilst at the mill in Cumbria  and …

The Lady Trinity

Been troubled by these three this week.  They are part of a commemorative window in the church at Beetham, Cumbria, (the village near the mill where I am resident artist).  The church is now named St Michael’s and All Angels,  but the church might have taken any one of these women’s names had history telling been different following the conqueror’s 11th …